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AIA Guide to New York City

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New York City is full of architectural gems.

We’ll talk to architect Fran Leadon, who worked on the fifth edition of the American Institute of Architects Guide to New York City, about the city's changing assortment of architecture, including firehouses, parks, schools, parking garages, churches, bridges, and other landmarks.

 

17 State Street, on former site of Seamen’s Church Institute, SE cor. Pearl St. 1987-1989.
Emery Roth & Sons.
17 State Street, on former site of Seamen’s Church Institute, SE cor. Pearl St. 1987-1989.
42 Bond Street, bet. Lafayette St. and Bowery. Ca. 1880.
42 Bond Street, bet. Lafayette St. and Bowery. Ca. 1880.
The shell of St. Ann’s Shrine Armenian Catholic Cathedral/originally 12th Street Baptist Church, 120 E. 12th St., bet, Third and Fourth Aves. Ca. 1847.
The shell of St. Ann’s Shrine Armenian Catholic Cathedral/originally 12th Street Baptist Church, 120 E. 12th St., bet, Third and Fourth Aves. Ca. 1847.
PATH/Port Authority Trans-Hudson Christopher Street Station/originally Hudson & Manhattan Railroad entrance, 137 Christopher St., bet Hudson and Greenwich Sts. N Side. 1912
PATH/Port Authority Trans-Hudson Christopher Street Station/originally Hudson & Manhattan Railroad entrance, 137 Christopher St., bet Hudson and Greenwich Sts. N Side. 1912
Originally Westyard Distribution Center, Tenth Ave. bet. W.31st and W.33rd Sts. E side (aka 450 West 33rd Street). 1970. Davis, Brody & Assocs. Lobby upgrade 1990, Der Scutt.
Originally Westyard Distribution Center, Tenth Ave. bet. W.31st and W.33rd Sts. E side (aka 450 West 33rd Street). 1970. Davis, Brody & Assocs. Lobby upgrade 1990, Der Scutt.
Chrysler Bulding, 405 Lexington Ave., NE cor. E.42nd St. 1930. William Van Alen.
Chrysler Bulding, 405 Lexington Ave., NE cor. E.42nd St. 1930. William Van Alen.
Trinity Cemetery, Amsterdam Ave. to Riverside Dr., W.153rd to W.155th Sts. Boundary walls and gates, 1876. Gatehouse and keeper’s lodge, 1883. Vaux & Radford. Grounds, 1881. Vaux & Co., landscape arch
Trinity Cemetery, Amsterdam Ave. to Riverside Dr., W.153rd to W.155th Sts. Boundary walls and gates, 1876. Gatehouse and keeper’s lodge, 1883. Vaux & Radford. Grounds, 1881. Vaux & Co., landscape arch
P.S. 8, Luis Bernard School, 465 W.167th St., bet. Jumel Pl. and Amsterdam Ave. N side. 1996. Gruzen Samton.
P.S. 8, Luis Bernard School, 465 W.167th St., bet. Jumel Pl. and Amsterdam Ave. N side. 1996. Gruzen Samton.
Formerly Commandant’s House Quarters A, New York Naval Shipyard, S of Evans and Little Sts. (E of Hudson Ave.) 1805-1806. Apocryphally attributed to Charles Bulfinch, associated with John McComb, Jr.
Formerly Commandant’s House Quarters A, New York Naval Shipyard, S of Evans and Little Sts. (E of Hudson Ave.) 1805-1806. Apocryphally attributed to Charles Bulfinch, associated with John McComb, Jr.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Ave., bet Ashland Place and St. Felix St. 1908. Herts & Tallant. 718-636-4100. BAM Rose Cinemas, 1998. New canopies, 2008, Hugh Hardy/H3 Hardy Collaborati
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Ave., bet Ashland Place and St. Felix St. 1908. Herts & Tallant. 718-636-4100. BAM Rose Cinemas, 1998. New canopies, 2008, Hugh Hardy/H3 Hardy Collaborati
Originally Charles Millard Pratt House/now Residence, Bishop of Brooklyn (Roman Catholic), 241 Clinton Ave., bet. DeKlb and Willoughby Aves. E side. 1890. William B. Tubby.
Originally Charles Millard Pratt House/now Residence, Bishop of Brooklyn (Roman Catholic), 241 Clinton Ave., bet. DeKlb and Willoughby Aves. E side. 1890. William B. Tubby.
Beech Court (residential grouping), particularly Nos.3 and 10 Beech Court (houses), N of 14th Ave. bet. College Point Blvd. and 121st St.
Beech Court (residential grouping), particularly Nos.3 and 10 Beech Court (houses), N of 14th Ave. bet. College Point Blvd. and 121st St.
Terminal Five (JetBlue). 2005-2009. Gensler, architects, with Arup. Interiors, The Rockwell Group.
Terminal Five (JetBlue). 2005-2009. Gensler, architects, with Arup. Interiors, The Rockwell Group.
Hunts Point Youth Center, 765 Manida St., bet. Lafayette & Spotford Aves. 2004. Hanrahan/Meyers.
Hunts Point Youth Center, 765 Manida St., bet. Lafayette & Spotford Aves. 2004. Hanrahan/Meyers.
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, entrance on Hall of Fame Terr. 1892-1912. Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White.
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, entrance on Hall of Fame Terr. 1892-1912. Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White.
Villa Charlotte Bronte, 2501 Palisade Ave., NW cor. Independence Ave. 1926. Robert Gardner.
Villa Charlotte Bronte, 2501 Palisade Ave., NW cor. Independence Ave. 1926. Robert Gardner.
Originally Gatehouse/altered into James Pietsch House, 101 Cebra Ave., bet. Ward Ave. and Rosewood Pl. N side. 1927. James Pietsch, builder.
Originally Gatehouse/altered into James Pietsch House, 101 Cebra Ave., bet. Ward Ave. and Rosewood Pl. N side. 1927. James Pietsch, builder.

Guests:

Fran Leadon

Comments [5]

allen from Manhattan

architecture...NYC...hahaha what a joke, in between the super rich and the projects there is no such thing as quality and value

Jun. 01 2010 02:25 PM
anonyme

they do that in Paris - preserve facades and renovate interiors - Paris is so much easier on the eye than NY!

Jun. 01 2010 01:05 PM
RAI

A recent loss:
The facade of The Alan Garage on E 87th St between 3rd & Lex.

Jun. 01 2010 12:22 PM
tom from qns

How about INTERIORS, like the gutting of the Flatiron which may be happening in the near future. We have so many great buildings that are now just shells - a preserved exterior and a bland contemporary interior.

(PS. I agree with Sally, comment 1)

Jun. 01 2010 12:14 PM
Sally Barber from Ridgewood

Of course the one day there is NEGATIVE news about Israel it is ignored by both Brian and Leonard.

Jun. 01 2010 10:50 AM

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